Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Operations centre to cost $17 million

The Taylor Construction Group has construction of Parramatta City Council’s new $17 million operations centre, at Rydalmere, which. will be a hub for over 250 staff from council’s civil and parks maintenance, cleansing, sign making and carpentry teams, mechanical workshop, fleet and animal holding services.
It will also accommodate design, technical and asset and waste management staff currently located in Civic Place.  
Lord Mayor, John Chedid, said the centre would allow council to better meet the needs of Parramatta’s growing population
“It’s critical that as Parramatta’s population grows, Council’s services and facilities improve and expand in order to meet the changing needs of the community,” he said.
“At the moment, a number of council’s operation and asset maintenance planning functions are spread across different sites.
“Consolidating these sites into one makes good business sense and will allow council to achieve operational efficiencies and deliver better services to ratepayers.
“Council is also striving for a 4 Star Green Star Design rating through the careful selection of building materials, utilising energy efficient lighting, and capturing and reusing rainwater to flush toilets and wash trucks.”
The centre is part of council's program to revitalise its public assets, including new civic facilities and library as part of Parramatta Square stage three and a Discovery Centre by Parramatta River.
The centre is funded through the consolidation and sale of Council’s three depot sites; it.is due to be completed by the end of this year.


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